28 what does nagel think makes something absurd and

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28. What does Nagel think makes something 'absurd', and why does he think that our lives often are absurd in this way? Do you think that his arguments for this are sound? Explain why, or why not.
29. Explain what, for Wolf, makes for a meaningful life, and how she contrasts it with the three types of life that she thinks fail to be meaningful. Explain why you do, or don’t, take her arguments against the meaningfulness of these other three types of life to be sound.
30. How does Wolf answer the claims, like Nagel’s, that our lives are necessarily ‘absurd’, and how do you think that Nagel would respond to her position. Explain which of the two positions you find more compelling and why.

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